6th April

Despite the gentle drizzle overnight, we were not overrun by migrants this morning. The highlights of the day was the first Redstart of the year on the land - a cracking male in the Crown Estate field - and the first Little Tern - maybe more likely a migrant than a local breeder - off Chesil. The rest of the land-based migrants were limited to low numbers of the usual fare. The change in the wind was not kind to the sea-watchers and there was a steep decrease after yesterday's spectacle. Sandwich Terns continued to move in good numbers with 38 through off the Bill along with 65 Common Gulls; four Eiders were also noteworthy, as well as two Little Gulls and a single Bonxie.